The cottage is a modern conversion of an old farm building. The walls we believe to be over 300 years old, and these have been completely cleaned and repointed to blend comfortably within their ancient setting. The original beams have been similarly totally renovated and are retained in the sitting room, giving the living space a very attractive blend of both modern and antique. Set back from the main road to Bayeux and surrounded by fields and woodland, this holiday property is particularly quiet and restful. The front garden has a recently planted orchard, and the house is surrounded by flower borders. At the back, the lawn is an ideal spot for a quiet drink, or a meal outdoors.
The property is close to Bayeux with its beautiful Cathedral and very famous tapestry. Just five minutes away is the market town of Le Molay Littry with its Mining Museum, Mill and Thursday morning open market.
Within easy distance are all the D Day anding beaches, many Normandy War museums, the pretty, rose strewn British Cemetery in Bayeux, and the hugely impressive and moving American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach at St Laurent.
Around the town of Balleroy, which boasts a striking Chateau, there are the extensive forests of "des Biards"with facilities for cycling, bird-watching, sighting wild deer and other wildlife and flora. There are horse riding stables in Le Molay Littry, and near to the golf course at Port en Bessin.
From this charming cottage you can easily visit Le Mont St Michel (2 Hours), Suisse Normande (90 minutes) with more horse riding, bungie jumping and canoeing, Villedieu-les-Poeles, (90 minutes) a town where church bells have been produced for centuries, Granville, (1 hour) Deauville, Trouville, and Honfleur, playgrounds of the Victorians, Caen ( 30 minutes) with lovely examples of Norman architecture and a huge open market on Friday, Cherbourg(1 hour).
Only about half an hour away is the pretty beach of Arromanche, with its traffic free centre, and many little cafe's and restaurants. This is the site of the Mulberry Harbour, and on top of the hill is a museum with a difference. St. Mere Eglise where John Steele hung from the church tower attached to his parachute, is 45 minutes away, and the John Steele Auberge is an excellent eating house, at reasonable prices.